Joe Biden Warns About ‘More and More Unhinged’ Trump: Trade War ‘Is Blowing Up in His Face’
At campaign events in New Hampshire, 2020 Democratic frontrunner and former Vice President Joe Biden blasted a “more and more unhinged” President Donald Trump and warned that his increasingly fractious trade war with China “is blowing up in his face.”
Biden’s warning came in the wake of a tumultuous day where China and Trump engaged in a very public tit-for-tat over tariffs, sending Wall Street indexes plummeting—and which the president then joked about on Twitter. In another surprise move, Trump then said he was reconsidering attending the G7 Summit in France, which is scheduled to take place the following day—a US president intentionally skipping out on the gathering would be an unprecedented step.
“I hadn’t planned on starting off this way,” Biden acknowledged in his remarks to several hundred people in Croydon, New Hampshire, “but the fact is that, day by day, we’re witnessing a president of the United States who is becoming more and more unhinged. He calls himself the chosen one. This is almost bizarre.”
Biden comes out swinging at Trump. “I hadn’t planned on starting off this way but the fact is that day by day we’re witnessing a president of the United States who is becoming more and more unhinged. He calls himself the chosen one. This is almost bizarre.”
— Mike Memoli (@mikememoli) August 23, 2019
Biden is tearing into Trump and describing the danger he thinks he poses to the American economy & foreign policy & “shredded” national moral fabric: “A simple campaign is not going to beat him. It’s going to take a movement.”
— Kailani Koenig (@kailanikm) August 23, 2019
Biden added that Trump is “shredding” the national moral fabric with his recent comments trafficking in anti-Semitic tropes and warned that the president’s trade war with China “is blowing up in his face.”
“This is about more than the Democratic Party. This is about more than Democrats winning we literally have to, in my view, repair the American fabric that Trump is shredding every single day,” @JoeBiden says at his second event in New Hampshire.
— Molly Nagle (@MollyNagle3) August 23, 2019
At second event, @JoeBiden said the president is growing incredibly erratic in part because “his trade war with China is blowing up in his face.”
— Jarrett Renshaw (@JarrettRenshaw) August 23, 2019
Still, Biden wasn’t without his own head-scratching moment at an earlier campaign event on healthcare at Dartmouth College. Speaking about the national unrest he witnessed first-hand after the political assassinations of Robert F. Kennedy and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, the former Vice President posed a macabre ‘what-if’ for his audience.
“Imagine what would have happened if, God forbid, if Barack Obama had been assassinated after becoming the de facto nominee,” Biden asked. “What would’ve happened in America?”
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